Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

2021-22 English

Beginning June 1, 2021Pre-registration for All New Students - DPS Enrollment Center
101 N. Thornton Ave., (706) 876-4000
Tuesday - Monday, August 3 - 9Professional Learning
School Orientations: Middle School - Morning
Elementary Schools - Afternoon
Tuesday, August 10First Day of School for Students
Monday, September 6Labor Day Holiday / Staff and Student Holiday
Wednesday, September 29Early Dismissal for Students
Friday, October 8Student Holiday / Staff Professional Learning Day
Monday, October 11Staff and Student Holiday
Monday - Friday November 22-26Thanksgiving Holidays
Friday, December 17Last Day of School Before Winter Holiday Begins for Staff & Students
Early Dismissal for Students
End First Semester (86 days)
Monday, January 3Student Holiday / Staff Work Day
Tuesday, January 4Classes Resume for Students after Winter Holidays
Monday, January 17Staff and Student Holiday
Friday, February 18Student Holiday / Staff Professional Learning Days
Monday & Tuesday, February 21-22Mid-Winter Holiday
Wednesday, March 16Early Dismissal for Students
Monday - Friday, April 4-8Spring Holidays
Friday, April 15Staff and Student Holiday
Friday, May 27Last Student Day of School*
Early Dismissal for Students
End Second Semester** (94 days)
High School Graduations** (Friday, May 28)
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31 - June 1Staff Professional Learning Days


1st Semester - 86 days
2nd Semester - 94 days

*School make-up days will be used as school days in the event days are missed due to weather/emergencies. Otherwise these days will be staff/student holidays

**Graduation date and last day of school can be affected by make-up days.

Elementary Schools & Hammond Creek Middle

Nine Weeks Grading Periods EndReport Card Dates
Thursday, October 7Friday, October 15
Friday, December 17Friday, January 7
Friday, March 11Friday, March 18
Friday, May 27Friday, May 27

Dalton Jr. High, Dalton High and The Dalton Academy

Semester EndsSemester Report Cards
Friday, December 17Friday, January 7
Friday, May 27Wednesday, June 1

Six Weeks Periods EndProgress Reports Issued
Tuesday, September 21Friday, September 24
Thursday, November 4Tuesday, November 9
Thursday, February 24Tuesday, March 1
Thursday, April 14Wednesday, April 20

Early Dismissal for ALL Students & Parent Conferences

Wednesday, September 29
Wednesday, March 16

Early Dismissal for ALL Students & Professional Learning

Wednesday, December 17
Friday, May 27